Textile fragment with rosettes and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosettes and tendrils

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 11 x 10 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.861

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous field of red tendrils and rosettes, with one rosette per block dyed brown. The background is white.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The size of the block used was 11 cm. x 10 cm.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 855 on p. 251 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 251 fig. 855

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